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Montana cancer center benefits from radiant and geothermal systems

Peace of mind.
March 28, 2014

The team of engineers at Missoula, Mt.-based Associated Construction Engineering strives to provide the right level of comfort on every commercial application it designs for its clients.

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Creating a comfort level at the Cleveland Clinic

With a pressing deadline, engineers select reliable commercial faucets.
March 28, 2014

The opening of the Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell & Arnold Miller Family Pavilion and the Glickman Tower marked the completion of the most significant expansion project in the organization’s history. The $504 million project included a 1.3 million-sq.-ft. pavilion and tower that consolidated health-care units spread throughout the Cleveland campus.

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Colorado aviation training facility uses radiant heating/cooling to reach LEED Silver

Top gun at the High-Altitude Army Aviation Training Site in Gypsum, Colo.
March 28, 2014

It’s no secret Colorado boats some of the best skiing opportunities for locals and tourists. And just 30 miles west of the renowned ski town of Vail, resides another gem in the form of a state-of-the-art facility that trains Colorado National Guard helicopter pilots.

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California community enhances recycled water usage

California community lightens its delta water dependence with expanded recycled water system.
February 27, 2014

Jaclyn Yee hit a home run in her first at-bat. Yee, an associate civil engineer in Dublin, Calif., a community 45 minutes southeast of San Francisco, got the rare opportunity to lead a major project as the local water district expanded its recycled water system to retrofit potable water irrigation at parks and schools.

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pme’s 2013 Products of the Year

See pme's top products for 2013.
February 27, 2014

The ranking of the products was determined by the amount of clicks on product links in pme’s eNewsletter.

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pme profile: Viega’s Dave Garlow

New Viega CEO puts emphasis on training and product innovation.
February 27, 2014

Recently, pme interviewed Viega LLC CEO and President Dave Garlow at his office in Wichita, Kan., on issues facing the plumbing-and-heating industry. Since joining Viega in 2000, Garlow has worked as a regional manager, national sales manager, and as vice president of sales and marketing.

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BIM designing helps engage Calif. hospital plumbing designers

All lined up at the Temecula Valley Hospital.
February 27, 2014

The design and construction of the Temecula Valley Hospital in Temecula, Calif., raises the bar for efficient, integrated delivery of health-care facilities. With a design and construction team made up of seven partners that signed a single integrated form of agreement, the five-story, 178,000-sq.-ft. hospital was completed from the ground-up for $157 million.

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Geothermal applications make the grade for two Northeast schools

Head of the class.
January 30, 2014

Talk about making the grade. Two educational facilities in the Northeast dug deep and selected geothermal applications to provide heating and cooling for their campuses.

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Water heaters face 2015 mandate

DOE states new requirements will decrease energy usage in large gas water heaters by 30%.
January 30, 2014

In April 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy issued new efficiency standards for residential storage water heaters — gas-fired, oil-fired and electric — and gas-fired tankless water heaters. These efficiency standards become effective in April 2015.

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pme profile: IAPMO’S Russ Chaney

IAPMO sees opportunities for growth internationally and in green technologies.
January 30, 2014

Recently, pme interviewed Russ Chaney, CEO of The  IAPMO Group, about his organization that develops the Uniform Plumbing, Mechanical, Swimming Pool and Solar Energy Codes, tests and certifies plumbing and mechanical products in the United States and overseas.

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In the March issue of pme, read about how a Montana cancer center has redesigned its heating system to ensure better comfort for its patients. Also, a Cleveland clinic has undergone a significant expansion including the addition of nearly a thousand Chicago faucets. Catch up on the latest news in the plumbing, mechanical and engineering industry and check out the latest products the industry has to offer.

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